Regulatory

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NLRB publishes proposed joint-employment standard

By |September 19th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board moved last week to tighten its joint-employer standard. The new rule would mean fewer businesses would be considered joint employers.
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Creating a level playing field for new forms of work

By |September 19th, 2018|

As ways of working evolve, Europe needs to continually adapt legislation and social protection schemes to accommodate them, says Michael Freytag of the World Employment Confederation-Europe.
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Watch those restrictive, noncompete contracts

By |September 12th, 2018|

The US and UK each have seen recent legislative or regulatory activity related to noncomplete and other employment agreements, limiting and sometimes banning their use.
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Gig workers’ rights: Debate on across the pond

By |September 12th, 2018|

A UK politician said that the Labour Party will give gig economy workers the same rights as traditional employees should it win the next general election.
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Temp worker safety: Virginia contractor faces fines

By |September 12th, 2018|

Failure to train a temp in silica dust hazards has resulted in fines for a Virginia contractor; A Forbes article discusses manufacturers’ responsibilities in temp worker safety.
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Crowdsourcing firm CEO faces criminal indictment

By |August 29th, 2018|

The CEO of crowdsourcing firm Springleap, a so-called “TaskRabbit for research,” faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of felony larceny charges for misleading investors.
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Federal compliance office rolls out new contractor directives

By |August 29th, 2018|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced three new directives in order to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance outreach.
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Whistleblower protections: Temps are covered, too

By |August 29th, 2018|

Employees who report improper or unlawful practices are protected by law to ensure they are not retaliated against — and those protections include temps assigned to your company. Read how you and your suppliers should react.
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Senator introduces portable benefits amendment

By |August 29th, 2018|

US Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, introduced a legislative amendment that would establish a program to experiment with the concept of portable benefits for the contingent workforce, the latest in multiple such efforts in Washington DC.
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H-1B roundup: Cisco citation, denials increase

By |August 22nd, 2018|

A Silicon Valley company faces a federal probe over its use of visa holders, and a nonpartisan think tank says the denial rates for H-1B visas have increased.